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October 17, 2014

New National Group Aims to Advance Family-School Engagement Efforts

Family, school, and community engagement practitioners and researchers say a new national organization will spearhead efforts to secure support and funding in the field.

October 15, 2014

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 09, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Mixed on Schools, Teachers' Unions, Improvement Strategies

Most parents are satisfied with their community schools, but unsure on what path schools should take to improve, according to the results of a new national poll from Education Post.

October 07, 2014

Wyoming Attorney General Says Parents Can't Opt Children Out of Testing

Wyoming parents are not permitted to opt their children out of state assessments, according a ruling issued by the state's attorney general.

October 07, 2014

Urban Parents Say Common Core Helpful to Children, Survey Finds

A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.

October 03, 2014

N.C. District Pursues More Volunteer Opportunities for Undocumented Parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.

October 02, 2014

New Website Aims to Compare Ohio Charters, Districts for Parents

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

October 02, 2014

N.C. District Proposes New Volunteer Rules for Undocumented Parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.

October 01, 2014

New York City Parents Set to Rally for Quality Schools

An education advocacy group is holding a rally Thursday in New York City and mounting a multimedia campaign to press for more quality schools.

September 26, 2014

New York Parent Group Aims to Boost Number of Students Boycotting State Tests

The goal of a parent-advocacy group is to rally the parents of 250,000 students to refuse to take state tests in 2015, building on an opt-out effort that took place earlier this year.

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